Originally from North Brunswick, Pastor Raphael has spent 12 years in the Music Industry in Nashville where he was Co-Pastor of ‘New River Fellowship’ a church he helped plant in Franklin, TN. He is a teacher and worship leader with a passion for Israel and his fellow Jewish people and continues to record and tour as a singer-songwriter. Raphael's wife Aly is from Florham Park and is also a contemporary Christian singer-songwriter with a heart for evangelism and worship. They perform frequently together all over NJ and live in Basking Ridge with their twin daughters. Learn More about Pastor Raphael.
Pastor of Spiritual Development & Family
Marlene has served within our Pillar of Fire and Zarephath Christian Church Ministries. Being called out of Star 99.1 Radio in 2003, she followed the pastoral calling and joined the ZCC Team. She and her husband John, our Men’s Fellowship Leader, worship and share their gifts together with the Body of Christ at ZCC. In a deeply broken world, Marlene’s burden and vision
Director of Children's Ministries
Danielle Szierer ministers to our children. Danielle believes that the church's greatest responsibility and privilege
Pastor of Flemington Campus
Jamie is our Flemington Campus and Young Adult Pastor. He and his wife April have a passion for student ministry and a desire to see young men and women become fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. Jamie and April have served at ZCC since 2005. They were married in 2001 and have four children: GraceAnna, Malachi,
Pastor of Spanish Campus
Abel is the Pastor of our Spanish Campus at ZCC and has been active in ministry in California, New
Director of Missions & Outreach
Mark Avery leads our mission and outreach program at ZCC after joining the team in 2013. He and his wife Asen served in Asia for over a decade, where he was involved in local community development, regional anti-trafficking alliances, and sharing God's love and message with those who had little or no opportunity to hear it. Mark believes that the Church is God's plan for healing the brokenness in the world around us, and he works at ZCC to connect what God is doing inside the church to what He is doing beyond the church! He loves great coffee, motorbikes, hiking, ping-pong,
Pastor of Operations
Al joined our Staff in May of 2012 as our Pastor of Operations. He returned to NJ from Colorado in 1984 where he and his wife Donna spent 11 years serving at the Pillar of Fire Church in Denver. Prior to his coming on staff, Al served as a ZCC Board member and he and his wife Donna also serve as leaders of our Marriage Ministry. After recently spending a number of years in senior management for an International Media group, Al felt the calling to ZCC “many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” (Prov 19.21). He and his wife Donna have one child Al Jr.
Pastor of Youth
Rich Dugan leads our Student Ministry at Zarephath Christian Church. He is passionate about disciple-making and equipping believers to live for Jesus in all phases of life. He has a desire to see young men and women become fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. Rich and his wife Kait live in New Jersey and are huge fans of the New York Giants.